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PAU staff spit anger on govt

Ludhiana, February 22
Members of the Confederation of PAU Pensioners, the PAU Employees Union, the PAU Fourth Class Workers’ Union and the PAU Teachers’ Association today held a rally in front of Thapar Hall to protest against the non-release of pensions from the past three months. Addressing the gathering, speakers pointed out that in the absence of pension, which is the sole source of livelihood for many retired PAU employees, they were being forced to lead lives full of hardships.
Members of different staff unions of Punjab Agricultural University in a dharna in front of the Thapar Hall in Ludhiana Members of different staff unions of Punjab Agricultural University in a dharna in front of the Thapar Hall in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjit Verma


Notwithstanding a bus tragedy in city recently, an overloaded bus was seen on city roads posing a threat to lives of many people.
Notwithstanding a bus tragedy in city recently, an overloaded bus was seen on city roads posing a threat to lives of many people. Tribune photo: Inderjit Verma

MC puts off tenders indefinitely
Contractors allege favouritism
Ludhiana, February 22
Amid allegations of irregularities, the municipal corporation today postponed tenders for public works worth Rs 1.44 crore for an indefinite period.

‘Poor crorepati’ murder case shut after 5 months
FIR lodged against three relatives cancelled
Ludhiana, February 22
The city police has closed the sensational "poor crorepati" murder case in which an over 70-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his house near Bharat Nagar Chowk on the September 19 morning last year.

Cops have no mercy for 108-year-old man
108-year-old Sohan Singh of Lakhowal village waits outside SSP office in LudhianaLudhiana, February 22
In the ripe age of 108 years, this man is forced to make rounds of the police department seeking to reclaim his 20 marlas of land allegedly illegally occupied by a nephew in Hussainipur village in the district. Walking with great difficulty with the help of a raw stick, the aged man, Sohan Singh of Lakhowal village, told Ludhiana Tribune in the corridors of the police station that he made umpteen requests to cops to help him but no one was listening.

108-year-old Sohan Singh of Lakhowal village waits outside SSP office in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Escape By Undertrials
Advocates: Extend remand in jails

Ludhiana, Feburary 22
Increasing incidents of undertrials fleeing from court complexes and during transit from jail to courts has highlighted the need for taking preventive measures. One such step could be introducing video-conferencing or deputing judicial magistrates to visit jails periodically to extend the remand of undertrials.

Factory blast claims 3 lives
n It’s due to blockage in gas pipe, says owner
n Caused from a bomb in scrap, claim kin

Our Correspondent Mandi Gobindgarh, February 22
Three persons were killed in a blast yesterday in Prem Steel & Metals Ltd, Amloh Road, here when a factory worker Chander Sekhar (40), resident of Adamgarh (Uttar Pradesh)was cutting the scrap with the help of a gas cutter and the blast took place. It was so severe that truck Driver Bakhsish Singh of Salani village and a worker Surat Singh (40) of Machhrai Khurd village, who were standing nearby, were also killed.

Veerpal new LIT chief
Ludhiana, February 22
Veerpal Singh, joint commissioner, Municipal Corporation, has been appointed as administrator, Ludhiana Improvement Trust. The orders of Local Bodies Department about his appointment came here today. He will swap the post with Mohinder Pal, who has been heading the LIT till date. Mohinder Pal has been transferred to the MC.

Youth robbed
Ludhiana, February 22
Two robbers snatched a bag containing Rs 11,000 from an employee of Ganesh Floride Company at knife point in Rakh Bagh, considered a secure area. The employee, Pintu Singh, was robbed at 9.30 am when he was on way to the State Bank of India, Fountain Chowk, for depositing the cash.The robbers, on a motorcycle, fled before the youh could raise an alarm.


Avtar, Randhir top best breed contest 
Ludhiana, February 22
Avtar Singh from Harnek dairy farm(Lapranwaley) won the first and the second prizes, respectively, with his murrah breed in the best breed contest for buffaloes during the mega dairy show organised by the Progressive Dairy Farmers Association at Baddowal village near here yesterday.

IT men expect to recover Rs 25 cr income
Ludhiana, February 22
An undisclosed income of more than Rs 25 crore is expected to be unearthed from the raids that were conducted by the Direct Investigation (DI) wing of the Income Tax Department here on Thursday.

Officials check evasion of tax
Ludhiana, February 22
Tax officials here today conducted door-to-door investigations on dealers in Civil Lines, Pakhowal Road and Gill Road to check Value Added Tax (VAT) evasions.



Brothers held for thefts
Raikot, February 22
The local police has nabbed two brothers who had been booked under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC for allegedly stealing household goods and valuables from various houses and government veterinary hospital during last month. Goods worth Rs 2 lakh were recovered from their possession.



Seminar on customer relations tomorrow
Ludhiana, February 22
The Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA) will organise a one-day national seminar on customer relationship management in banking and insurance sector in collaboration with the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, Doraha, on February 24.

Budget Expectations
Textile industry wants cheap loans

Ludhiana, February 22
Small and medium scale textile enterprises here are hoping that in this union budget, finance minister P. Chidambram would come out with ways to provide easy and cheap finance to these units.

Multiplex bags award
Ludhiana, February 22
Waves Multiplex, a chain of cinema halls from the Rs 2,500 crore Chadha Group, has bagged an international award 'Visual Merchandising and Retail Design'.



Kamaljit wins teaching-aid contest
Ludhiana, February 22
Kamaljeet Kaur (Malwa Central College of Education) won the Panjab University, zonal skill-in-teaching and teaching-aid-preparation competition for Zone-B organised at GHG Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sudhar (Ludhiana), yesterday. She won the contest in the Teaching of Science category.

Budget Expectations
1,000 take part in campus interviews

Students of Spring Dale School during a farewell function in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, February 22
Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology(GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here organised joint campus interviews for MBA/MCA/BBA/BCA students. More than 1,000 students registered themselves for the first day of joint campus session.

Students of Spring Dale School during a farewell function in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Dr Ambedkar Hall opened
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 22
The centre of excellence scheme, for modernising the industrial training institutes in the state, launched by the Punjab government has received overwhelming response from rural youths. The technical education department has recruited over 500 instructors for training people in those trades that had earlier been closed.

‘Serve with dedication’
Ludhiana, February 22
A freshers’ ceremony was organised at the Institute of Nursing in Dr B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital yesterday. Students of general nursing and midwifery (GNM) course were asked to serve humanity with dedication and compassion and to uphold the dignity of the profession of nursing. Dalbir Kapur, nephew of Dr B.L. Kapur, the founder of the institution, and Bhuvanesh Kumari, a Supreme Court lawyer, were the guests of honour. They presided over the traditional candle lighting and oath taking ceremony. 

Club organises maths lectures
Ludhiana, February 22
The Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET) under the aegis of the Optima Mathematics Club (OMC) organised a series of lectures on “Integral Transforms and its applications in Differential Equations” for engineering students at its campus. The aim of the activity was to elucidate the students with complex mathematical concepts. The resource person for the session was Dr Rajneesh Kumar, professor, department of mathematics, Kurukshetra University.


Young lawyers association formed
Ludhiana, February 22
The young city lawyers have constituted an association named Young Lawyers Welfare Association under the patronage of the member of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Harpreet Singh Garcha. Sanjeev Malhotra has been elected as the chairman of the association.



Leucoderma curable, says expert 
Ludhiana, February 22
SPS Apollo Hospital organsied a special leucoderma awareness and check-up camp in the department of dermatology here yesterday. A team of consultants, led by Dr Jastinder K. Gill, consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist, examined nearly 60 patients while also educating them about the causes and treatment of the skin disorder.

Technique of hair transplant introduced
Ludhiana, February 22
Amrit Nagpal inaugurates the new facility for hair transplantation at DMCH in Ludhiana The department of dermatology at DMCH here has introduced latest technique of hair transplant for the benefit of those suffering from hair loss or baldness caused due to different factors.

Amrit Nagpal inaugurates the new facility for hair transplantation at DMCH in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph


Sports Meet
Vishal adjudged best player

Ludhiana, February 22
Vishal was adjudged the best player in the annual sports meet of Lord’s Divine Public School, Noorwala Road, Ludhiana, held today. A large number of students competed in various events, including fun games. Principal H.C. Gupta distributed prizes to the winners.

First Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet
Basant Bahadur sets new national record

Patiala, February 22
The first Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet concluded at the NIS synthetic track yesterday. Basant Bahadur’s new national record in the 50km walk was the highlight of the one-day meet, which assumed all the more significance because of its proximity to the Beijing Olympics.

JCT take on Salgaocar SC today
Ludhiana, February 22
In their last league fixture of the ONGC-I Football League slated to be held at Guru Nanak Stadium here tomorrow, last year's runners up JCT, Phagwara will clash swords with Salgaocar SC of Goa.



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